Welcome to the Clubs at Serra

Dozens of clubs and organizations encourage Serra students to explore their interests and talents. Joining a club is a great way to get involved in the Serra community, while building lasting friendships with fellow Padres and girls from Mercy and Notre Dame.

Anime Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Colleen Burson-Ryan

Art Club

The Art Club is designed for students who enjoy working with various mediums to create artwork, participating in contests, learning new techniques in art, viewing films about artists and art, and organizing trips to museums.

Club Moderator: Veronica Medda

Audio/Visual Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Lawrence Long

Badminton Club

This is an opportunity for our students to get together to play badminton. There are plans for Tri-School badminton events.

Club Moderator: Dean Ayoob

BBQ Club

Serra’s hottest club on campus was created for students to learn and share the secrets of the art of grilling—from tailgating to backyard entertaining—in a hands-on environment.

Club Moderator: John Kirby

Big Brothers Club

Big Brothers is made up of a group of seniors and juniors who serve as Big Brothers to freshmen. Club members support individual freshmen and also sponsor various school activities.

Club Moderators: Billy Byrnes and Miguel Martinez

Block Society Club

The Block Society Club is one of the oldest clubs at Serra. Made up of students who have excelled in the areas of athletics, academics, service or performing arts (and have earned their "Block S"), the Block Club supports school activities and is active in various areas of service.

Club Moderator: Patrick Duggan

Bowling Club

Open to beginners or seasoned veterans, the Bowling Club meets once a week for competition in both the fall and spring. The group also sponsors a yearly student-faculty tournament.

Club Moderator: Bruce Anthony

Broadcasting Club

The Broadcasting Club is a great way to learn about media and film and to experience a variety of jobs from film editing to working as a cameraman.

Club Moderator: Alena Reyes

Business and Innovation Club

The Business and Innovation Club is a forum for students who wish to learn and share business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among other Serra students. It is open to all classes -- Freshmen to Seniors. We will build basic skills, such as, resume building, job interviewing, and gaining valuable insights from outside speakers who are successful executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs across a wide range of professional fields and business enterprises, from technology, biochemistry, finance, real estate, and many other fields.

Club Moderator: Malcolm MacDonald

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Canyons and Canvas Club

Painters, writers, photographers, graphic artists or anyone else with creative interests are invited to travel to various Northern California locations. Students capture stores, images and subject material of the areas visited.

Club Moderator: Chris Petrocchi

Close-Up Club

If you dream of climbing the steps of the United States Capitol or lobbying for your favorite cause, then consider signing up for the Close-Up Club. Join other Padres in their quest to make a difference by learning about the important role of citizens in a democracy. Close Up is a weeklong program jam-packed with the sights and sounds of Washington D.C. The program brings students to the heart of Washington to see the United States government in action. Students meet face-to-face with members of Congress, leading policy experts and influential lobbyists during question-and-answer sessions and debates.

Club Moderator: Kevin Carey

Computer Programming Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Katherine Pare

Creative Writing Club

Overall, the goal of the Creative Writing Club is to provide budding young authors with time to practice the craft, realistic feedback, and an opportunity to publish.

Every Wednesday afternoon, members gather to tackle a given prompt, spending as much of the thirty minutes of writing time that they can penning their best effort. Prompts vary in function and style; we might tackle a non-fiction narrative about the state of politics one Wednesday, and attempt the following week to repeat three times in a work of fiction a singular phrase that carries three different meanings. Once writing time is over, members read aloud and the group offers positive feedback and constructive criticism. This past year, the club revived Serra's literary magazine 451 Press so that we might have a medium to share our work with the rest of the Serra Community.

New members are always welcome, regardless of writing ability. All you have to do is show up with pen, paper, and the desire to write.

Club Moderator: Joel Ferrando

Crossfit Club

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Serra's CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.

Club Moderator: John Kirby

CSF Club

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) recognizes our top academic students. CSF points are awarded on a scale with three points for a semester A and one for a B, with 10 points required.

Club Moderator: Bruce Anthony

Cycling Club

Road cycling, mountain biking, and racing are all part of the Cycling Club. Featured activities include various rides throughout the bay area and the opportunity to hear speakers on bike safety, form, and endurance.

Be a part of Serra History! Join the mountain biking team and compete in a co-ed sport with other high schools in Northern California. No experience is necessary--training camps, team rides and equipment are available for support. Most rides and races take place on Sundays, so even if you're on another team, you could join!

Club Moderator: Mary Dowden

Democracy Now Club

The Democracy Now Club is designed to facilitate discussions on current political topics and propositions, and to follow local and global election results.

Club Moderator: Sean Dugoni

Eleven Dollar Singers

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Jay Jordan

Fantasy Sports Club

The Fantasy Sports Club is for students who love to follow sports. Students meet before the beginning of the NFL, NBA and MLB seasons to draft their teams and manage them for the season.

Club Moderator: Chris Houle

French Club

The French Club provides students an opportunity to experience fine French restaurants, French cinema and francophone culture around the bay area.

Club Moderator: Madame Dowden

Garage Band Club

The Garage Band Club offers informal meetings for musicians of all levels to share ideas, jam and have fun with other students who share a passion for music.

Club Moderator: Ted Morton

Green Club

The Green Club was created to help students increase awareness about their environment and to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle. The club educates students on the many aspects of our environment, how they are affecting us, and how we can improve them.

Club Moderator: Jackie Schroeder

Justice and Peace Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderators: Billy Byrnes and Antonia Ehlers

Math Club

Members of the Math Club participate in various mathematics competitions, including the Santa Clara University Mathematics Contest and the California Math League Contest. The club also sponsors the Annual Serra Math Competition for local seventh- and eighth-graders.

Club Moderator: Jim Marheineke

Mock Trial Team

Students actively experience the excitement of a courtroom setting, where they work in teams, exchange ideas, set goals, and examine issues. By studying hypothetical cases and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also improve their presentation skills.

Club Moderator: Jim Whelan '69

  • Practices on the Serra campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Case competitions will be held at the San Mateo Superior Courthouse in Redwood City on Thursday evenings

Multicultural Club

Students celebrate holidays of different cultures and share their cultures' special spirit and customs with others.

Club Moderators: Julie Chen and Yvonne Talavera

National Business Honors Society

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Chris Houle

National Honor Society

Members of the National Honor Society are selected by a faculty committee from applicants who are juniors and seniors with a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted grade point average, or a 3.7 weighted GPA, who have displayed leadership, service and excellent character. The group assists students with tutoring.

Club Moderators: Mrs. Karen Ghidossi and Mrs. Jane Zoucha

Padre Brothers for Others

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Jamir Davis

Ping Pong Club

The Ping Pong Club enables students to interact in a fun, competitive and challenging manner.

Club Moderator: Tom Monaghan and Renan Pineda

Programming Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Katherine Pare

Rock Climbing Club

The mission of the Rock Climbing Club is to conquer the rock walls of our local indoor climbing gyms with ambitions of learning a new and fun recreational activity. This club will consist of weekly meetings held at school on Club days (in room 214) and monthly events at the Planet Granite Gym in Belmont, San Francisco or Sunnyvale. We have hopes of pursuing even more rigorous activities in the outdoors such as Castle Rock.

Club Moderator: Mary Dowden

SERT Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Theresa Stoye

Speech and Debate Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Jamir Davis

Robotics Club

Robotics combines software, electronics, mechanical engineering, power tool use, game strategy, marketing and community relations to form a team of students who compete against Bay Area schools by constructing a robot.

Club Moderator: Lee Torno

Sports Information Club

This is a group of students who assist the athletic director with game operations, write articles and take photos for the website. They also post game results on Twitter and the Serra website.

Club Moderator: Dean Ayoob

Tri-M Music Honor Society

This is a national organization for students who excel in music and academics. It is is designed to embrace and spread the love of music.

Club Moderator: Jay Jordan

Trivia Club

The Trivia Club hosts Serra's Annual Trivia Contest and Scavenger Hunt for the grammar schools. Club members host several quiz-show type competitions at lunch. For more information, contact our Club Moderator.

Club Moderator: Mr. Randy Vogel

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Flyin' Friars, Serra's disc tossing, catching, bending, flipping, hammering ultimate team is back! Make plans to join them in the fields and open spaces of San Mateo.

Club Moderator: Eric Plett

Video Game Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Dan Nolan

Yoga Club

More information coming soon.

Club Moderator: Peggy Farrell

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